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What Our Clients Are Saying

“I must thank you again, Diane. I will never forget how alone I was … until you came to my rescue. Thank you for guiding us through the school system and sticking up for her rights to an education. It has been so good for her.”

Diane gets things done

“We first hired Diane to work with the school district for a compromise accommodation to enable our daughter’s service dog to attend school with her. We hired her for her reputation of working with the district, and not in a confrontational manner. She worked to cut through bureaucracy and made it happen. She continues to make things happen whether we have needed to switch school/placement for my daughter, or get a reduced hour day with busing. I cannot recommend her more highly.”

If you don’t believe in miracles as soon as you retain Diane, you will! She gave my family hope when we lost all. We were in desperate need of educational support for our son whom went from an A-B student to failing within 1 year. We were in constant communication with the school and doing our part at home, yet there was no change. The school said we’ve exhausted all supports we qualified for, and expected us to take their word. We were unaware of all the legal requirements schools have to adhere to until we retained Diane. Diane was always professional in every meeting, yet stern and ALWAYS spoke with a purpose. The second we retained her we saw a change in our sons support he was receiving, which increased his academic achievements. We’re proud to say our son is graduating high school this year and that accomplishment is in part of her advocacy. If you’re at the point of exhaustion and feel like there is no hope, she will give that to you in your first initial visit. When you think of your children their education is the best investment you can provide for their future. Diane was the best investment we made!”

“Diane and her team (particularly Lidia Saavedra) were an unmeasurable help when my 15 y.o. child was experiencing severe physiological stress which was causing dire consequences for her school life. Negotiating PPS’s process alone seemed confusing, and more or less opaque, which is a terrible place to be with one’s child’s welfare in the balance. With the help of Diane and her team, we were able to put together a plan for my child that was extremely helpful at a very difficult time. The legal support was thorough, detailed, understandable and effective. The advocacy was assertive and confident, but never confrontational. I recommend these folks strongly. And my child is doing well now I am relieved to add.”

“Diane worked hard to get what our son needed from PPS, from establishing a comprehensive IEP to making sure it was followed. She has a gift for details and no nonsense and makes school administrators meet their legal obligations. I am not sure that my son would be alive or that we would still be married without her help. Worth every penny.”

“Thank you for your help and for what you do for our kids. Have a great day.”

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